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What happens in Boracay, stays in Boracay…?
It’s 10:30 on a Friday night and we’re choosing a table inside an open-air bar in Boracay. There are only about three occupied areas in the space, with several people in each group drinking and laughing. A DJ is blasting house-tinged reggae ...
Meet Grace Vera Cruz.
Grace Vera Cruz was named country manager of Grab Philippines in October 2020, but it took her a whole year before she felt she was ready to face the media. On Wednesday (November 3), Vera Cruz sat down with journalists in her ...
What if… Basilan became a French colony in 1844?
In the contemporary world of Filipinos, despite the scars we carry from our long, arduous history under colonizers, there is much adoration for anything foreign. This allure is birthed into existence, something we refer to now as the colonial mentality.It’s our cross ...
This is the kind of stuff you think you’d only hear in movies.
"You are surprised I survived? But I come from the place where they make balisong. Why should you be surprised?"On the chilly evening of July 13, 1966, unbeknownst to her, Corazon Amurao would be the lone survivor out of nine nurses who ...
Maybe it’s best to turn on your lights for now. 
The pandemic has taken even our campus lives away from us. Now, we live vicariously through the stories we hear from the rumor mill, whether that’s plain old gossip or terrifying paranormal tales. For Halloween this year, we can’t help but wonder ...
From fatal exorcisms to unexplained deaths and devil worship—these are some real life nightmares.
A terrifying movie or book or show gets your blood pumping in the moment of consumption, sure—we covered our eyes in Squid Game with the rest of the world. But for the most part, you rest easy afterward knowing that what you've witnessed is fiction, deliberately spun up to creep ...
This iconic mobile kitchen can feed 500 people a day.
Hunger and food security have always been pressing issues affecting vulnerable and marginalized families in the country. COVID-19 aggravated the problem, giving rise to a significant number of Filipinos experiencing involuntary hunger every day. This is where Rise Against Hunger PH’s (RAH PH) ...
A travel writer describes an illuminating trip through the South Korean capital with a close friend.
This essay is lifted from the book “How to Ride a Train to Ulaanbaatar and Other Essays” by Josephine V. Roque. We are reprinting here with her permission. What I knew of friendships, I learned from my dead mother who made time to ...
“The difference lies in the culture of the Filipino people. It is a soft, forgiving culture."
Lee Kuan Yew passed away in 2015, but his legacy is still felt to this day in Singapore, the city-state he transformed from a third-world country to a first. During this 30-year tenure as prime minister, LKY forged what is now arguably ...
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